Former Minister of Trade stripped off title

Update: January, 24/2017 - 11:30
Vũ Huy Hoàng served as Minister of Industry and Trade in the 2011-2016 tenure. - VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – The National Assembly Standing Committee on Monday issued a resolution on disciplinary measures against Vũ Huy Hoàng, who served as Minister of Industry and Trade in the 2011-2016 tenure. 

The resolution said Hoàng was deprived of his title as former Minister of Industry and Trade for committing violations of regulations on personnel management during his tenure.

The NA Standing Committee assigned the Prime Minister to mete out punishment on Hoàng for his egregious violations. 

The committee also assigned the Government to quickly consider and submit to the National Assembly proposals on the promulgation of a new law or adjustments and supplements to the existing law on public officials and civil servants, thus laying the legal foundation for the fair and strict punishment of law violations committed by public officials and civil servants even after they retire or move to other jobs outside the State apparatus. 

Last November, the Party Central Committee’s Secretary also took disciplinary actions against Hoàng, dismissing him from the position as Secretary of the Party Delegation during the time.  

According to the conclusions of the Central Committee’s Inspection Commission, Vũ Huy Hoàng personally showed a lack of good example and had committed self-interested behaviour when receiving and appointing his son Vũ Quy Hoàng as an inspector of the Việt Nam National Tobacco Corporation (Vinataba), and allowing him to join the Board of Directors and take the position of Deputy General Director of the Saigon Beer-Alcohol-Beverage Company (Sabeco).  

Hoàng also violated the Party Central Committee’s regulations on not-to-dos for Party members, the Law on Corruption Prevention and Control, and the Secretariat’s regulations on officials and Party members’ responsibility to show good examples.   

He did not follow the Party and State law on principles, procedures and criteria in personnel management while incorrectly directing and implementing the working regulations of the Party Delegation in presenting the Hero of Labour title to the PVC and rewarding the third-class Labour Order to Đặng Vũ Ngoạn, rector of the Hồ Chí Minh City University of Food Industry.  

He also loosened examination of some of the ministry’s units, allowing them to break regulations on personnel recruitment, reception, evaluation, and appointment.  He was also found guilty of violating the Party and State’s regulations on reception and appointment of Trịnh Xuân Thanh as Deputy Chief of Office and Head of Representative Office of the Ministry in Đà Nẵng, and Chief of Office of the Party Delegation to the Ministry. 

Albeit learning of Thanh’s violations and ineligibility, he still agreed with the Party Committee of Hậu Giang Province’s proposal to move Thanh to work in Hậu Giang for the appointment of him as Vice Chairman of the provincial Party Committee for 2011-2016.

Hoàng asked the provincial Party Committee to make it easier for Thanh to join its standing committee, which was not under his authority.

Before that, the former minister made dishonest reports about PVC’s activities and Thanh. 

Hoàng also flouted principles, process, procedures and criteria when it came to personnel appraisal, planning, and approval of deputy minister post for Thanh and several other individuals. – VNA/VNS